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Archive: August 2019

03.12.2020

Iowa State University Research Day 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University’s fourth annual Research Day has been canceled as part of an ongoing university-wide effort to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, university leadership announced a recommendation to postpone or cancel large events scheduled to take place on campus between March 23 and April 3. This includes Research Day, which typically…

03.04.2020

2020-2021 Brown Graduate Fellowship Recipients Announced

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Fourteen Iowa State University students have been selected to receive $140,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship funding to support strategic university research over the next year. Established in 2011 and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the annual Brown Graduate Fellowship Program is used to advance Iowa State research in science,…

02.12.2020

Iowa State’s C-CHANGE to host conference exploring opportunities in biogas

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University’s Consortium for Cultivating Human and Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE) is hosting its inaugural Conference on Agriculture, Technology and Innovation March 25-27, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference – themed “Why are we missing the boat on biogas?” – is designed to bring together experts from agriculture, energy, government, science and society…

01.28.2020

ISU Researcher Receives 2020 Bailey Award to Study “Neglected” Tropical Disease

Michael Kimber Aims to Develop Lymphatic Filariasis Vaccine

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

An Iowa State University researcher is launching efforts to develop a vaccine for a currently incurable mosquito-borne illness with the help of a Bailey Research Career Development award. Administered by the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Bailey Research Career Development award is given each year to faculty whose…

01.22.2020

Major NSF-sponsored grant will help researchers discover ways to improve urban sustainability

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Dense urban areas use up more energy, water and food resources than they can produce themselves, forcing them to rely on external sources. But a team of researchers is imagining bold new ways to make Midwestern cities more self-reliant. The Sustainable Cities Research Team recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop…

01.21.2020

Iowa State University Awards Seed Grants Supporting Bioscience-Focused Research Initiatives

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Faster transfer of new discoveries and technologies from the university lab bench to the commercial marketplace is a linchpin for driving real economic growth for Iowa in the biosciences. Iowa State University is helping fuel this engine through bioscience-based research seed grants made possible by funding allocated by the Iowa Legislature. The Office of the…